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Thursday Habs Headlines: Charles Hudon doing all he can to claim a roster spot

Here are your daily links, including Charles Hudon’s excellent camp, highlight-reel pre-season goals, the NHL in China, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Charles Hudon is making his presence known in the Canadiens’ pre-season. [Sportsnet]
  • Habs prospect Jake Evans, a seventh-rounder from 2014, has been named captain of his Notre Dame squad for the 2017-18 season. [Notre Dame Ice Hockey]
  • Jonathan Drouin’s recent donation is officially #pkapproved.
  • Former Habs first-round pick Terry Ryan is on the ballot for Mount Pearl’s upcoming City Council election. [Twitter]
  • Pairing Jordie Benn with Shea Weber might be unexpected, but Benn is ready for the challenge, if he’s asked. [The Athletic]
  • Wednesday was Guy Lafleur’s 66th birthday! [Twitter]
  • Everyone is talking about where Ales Hemsky may fit in Montreal. [TSN 690]
  • ICYMI: Max Pacioretty scored his first goal of the preseason in the Habs’ loss to Washington on Wednesday.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Solving one problem may lead to another when it comes to faceoff violations. [SB Nation]
  • Brian Boyle expressed his thanks to the fans and players for their support in his fight against leukemia.
  • How can NHL teams can minimize the damage when they’re up against Connor McDavid? [The Athletic]
  • The NHL is hoping to engage new fans in China, despite not participating in the 2018 Olympics in nearby South Korea. [Sportsnet]
  • The Ottawa Senators are one of several teams that might still be in the running for Matt Duchene. [SB Nation]